Congratulations to Fr. Don Malins!

Congratulations to Fr. Don Malins of the Fellowship of Bl. John Henry Newman in British Columbia on being enrolled today as a St. John’s oblate of the St. Benet Biscop Chapter.  (Officiating: Fr. Carl Reid, priest of the Fellowship of Blessed John Henry Newman.) May He who began this good work in you bring it…

Lamp Posts, Lewis, and Monks

  Delightful speculative piece on whether the lamp posts of Durham might have influenced C. S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia.  John Ewin’s photo is of a lamp post I remember from my daily walk to the music department next to the cathedral.  (And I do recall stopping to look at it and drink in the…

The Medal of St. Benedict

Since several will be enrolled as oblate candidates of the St. Benet Biscop Chapter of St. John’s oblates this Sunday, and since the enrollment ceremony includes conferring a medal of St. Benedict, this link explains the history and symbolic elements of the medal.  

January 10th – Inaugural Liturgy of the St. Benet Biscop Chapter

Celebration of Mass of the Baptism of Our Lord according to the Ordinariate Form (Divine Worship) and Choral Evensong will take place January 10th at the Emmaus Hall Chapel of St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota.  (Directions here.)  The Evensong service will also include the enrollment of those members of the inaugural group of oblate candidates…